Frequently Asked Questions about The Civil Right and related matters. Please use the Contact form if you have a question you would like to see addressed here.
Q: Is this the same as the Alt-Right?
A: That depends on how the Alt-Right is defined. The Alt-Right is set of beliefs that is still in a fluid state. In its early days, it was fairly clearly defined. Now that the Alt-Right has gained wide-spread recognition (some would say notoriety), all sorts of groups are now claiming the name – including some groups that are opposed to what The Civil Right is about. Understand that we can be a part of a movement while disagreeing and repudiating parts of it. In that case the answer is “Yes.” If one insists on an all-or-nothing acceptance, then the answer would be no.
Q: What is meant by “Blood and Soil”?
A: “Blood and Soil” are the two key components of any traditional culture. Blood and soil are also the two primary requirements of a nation 1.
Blood 2 refers to the people who make up that culture. It is the direct lineage; the DNA of the people who make up that group. It is not something that can be claimed by simply occupying a place. Blood is a broader form of family. It is the racial identity of a group of people, and it provides a strong bond among that group.
Soil 3 refers to a physical location that a People call home. It is also a cultural appreciation of our place in the world, and the understanding that the soil provides the food that we eat. Some, such as the Southern Agrarians, place a greater emphasis on the soil than do other groups, but it is a crucial component of any traditional culture.
Q: If this is about “Blood and Soil”, doesn’t that mean that you hate other races?
A: No. The phrase “Blood and Soil” is owned by no one. It means different things to different people, and that is why we are careful about not identifying The Civil Right in overly broad terms. With that said, race matters. People generally prefer being with other people who are like themselves – people who look like them, think like them, have a similar background, and are part of the same culture.
Different races can be competitors without being enemies. Like two teams meeting on a ball field, both work hard to make sure that their team (their People) comes out ahead, yet if the other team were not there to compete against, there would be no game. Each team bestows full loyalty to their own team and no other. Each team wears their distinctive uniform to identify as a united group. At the end of the game, no matter who wins, they shake hands and go home. That’s the way that racial groups should work – work together where it is mutually beneficial, then shake hands and each returns to their own place with their own people.
Diversity weakens and destroys a culture, and that is the opposite of what we need to do. We need to build and strengthen our culture, and having a common background and heritage is an important part of that.
Q: How does the Civil Right view other groups?
A: There are some who have never outgrown the childish ways of always seeking to blame others. Those are the ones who imagine that the Jews or Blacks or Muslims or some other group are so powerful as to control our destiny. Wrong. We are masters of our own destiny. Our problems are ours to fix. It’s what we do as a people – we fix things. Only weaklings cry “Victim” and blame others. The Civil Right is explicitly not opposed to Jews or Blacks or any other group of people; however, separation of groups is a fundamental principle of the Civil Right, as well as most other groups on the political Right.
Q: How is the Civil Right different from the Alt-Right?
A: Success for the Civil Right is not measured by being adopted by an entire nation or any group or geographic area; it can just as easily apply to a large group or to a subset of a large group. Every individual and every group is different (another key point of the Civil Right), and many – perhaps most – will not have the moral discipline required of the Civil Right. That’s OK. As long as others do not interfere with a society based on the Civil Right, then we are at best, neighbors, trading partners, and allies; at worst, competitors.
While the Alt-Right is generally opposed to socialism, there are some groups accepted within the Alt-Right that are openly socialist – and some even have “socialist” as part of their name. The Civil Right is explicitly and fundamentally opposed to socialism.
Civility is a hallmark of Christian cultures, though certainly not exclusive to them. The Civil Right is not a theocratic system, but, unlike the Alt-Right, it is explicitly a Christian-based set of principles. The belief that everyone answers to someone runs up against a wall without the belief that those at the top must answer to God for their actions. That is what makes hierarchy work; without a firm belief in the God of The Bible, hierarchy is far more likely to have problems.
Q: How is the Civil Right similar to the Alt-Right?
A: We share many of the core principles of the Alt-Right, and are a sub-set of the Alt-Right. There will be those who will find the Alt-Right more to their liking than the Civil Right and will move on in that direction. Some of the fundamental points of agreement are:
ꔷ Equality is nowhere to be found in the real world, and any attempt by a society to force equality is destructive to both the society and the individual.
ꔷ Diversity of race and culture have always resulted in turmoil, discord, and distrust – the exact opposite of what the Civil Right strives for.
ꔷ Hierarchy in a society is a reflection of the way a strong family is structured, and is the best pattern to follow.
ꔷ Democracy is mob rule with makeup applied. It is corrosive to a culture and always leads to mediocrity. Various forms of monarchy and aristocracy have stood the test of time, and continue with the theme of hierarchy.
ꔷ Striving for something bigger and higher than the individual is the mark of a healthy society. A focus on individualism leads to self-centered mediocrity.
ꔷ A civil society is an orderly society. Order and stability within a society are common goals for both the Civil Right and the Alt-Right.
Q: Is The Civil Right just “Alt-Light” or “Cuckservative”?
A: For those who would make that accusation, nothing we could say would convince them otherwise. There will always be those who mock anyone not as radical as themselves. They’re entitled to their opinion, that’s their choice, and trying to argue is pointless. The answer, however, is “No”.
Q: If the Civil Right has culture as the foundation, the question becomes “Which culture?”
A: The Civil Right has, as its foundation, the culture of European-descended Whites. The concepts of the Civil Right are such that they can be put to use by any group of people if they choose to follow that path; however, since the Civil Right is based on culture, the mixing of different cultures works directly against the idea of the Civil Right. For that reason, any effort at implementing the Civil Right is limited to those among the generally accepted description of one specific people (i.e., not a “diverse” population).
Q: Where did the terms Left and Right come from?
A: In the assemblies of pre-Revolution France, those who supported aristocracy, an orderly society, and the king sat on the right, while those who supported the revolution, republicanism, and socialism sat on the left. In general, that still holds true today.
Q: What is a 1788 Conservative?
A: The French Revolution that began in 1789 marked the beginning of a new era that put Western civilization on a steady downward path. Those wanting to conserve what came before then have adopted the label, “1788 Conservative”. The Civil Right is, in part, about being a 1788 Conservative.
- def. A body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same sovereign or government; a body of people speaking the same language, or a body that has formerly been under a distinct government, but has been conquered, or incorporated with a larger nation. A family or race of men descended from a common progenitor, like tribe, but by emigration, conquest and inter-mixture of men of different families. ↩
- def. Kindred; relation by natural descent from a common ancestor. ↩
- def. Land; country. ↩